United States District Court, C.D. Illinois, Rock Island Division
September 8, 2014
RAQUEL BURROUGHS, Plaintiff,
CAROLYN W. COLVIN, ACTING COMMISSIONER OF SOCIAL SECURITY, Defendant.
JONATHAN E. HAWLEY, Magistate Judge.
This matter is now before the Court on the parties' Stipulation for Remand Under Sentence Four of 42 U.S.C. § 405(g) (Doc. 16). In their Stipulation, the parties jointly request that the Court reverse this case and remand for further proceedings pursuant to sentence four of 42 USC § 405(g), which authorizes the Court "to enter, upon the pleadings and transcript of the record, a judgment affirming, modifying, or reversing the decision of the Commissioner of Social Security, with or without remanding the cause for a rehearing." 42 USC § 405(g). The parties stipulate that upon remand, the Administrative Law Judge will be directed to: 1) reevaluate the medical opinions of record, including those of the State agency psychological consultants, and give reasons for the weight assigned; 2) reassess Ms. Burroughs's residual functional capacity and subjective complaints; and 3) if warranted, obtain supplemental evidence from a vocational expert at step five.
The Court finds the request for remand appropriate and so the Stipulation for Remand Under Sentence Four of 42 U.S.C. § 405(g) (Doc. 16) is GRANTED. Accordingly, the Commissioner's decision in this matter is REVERSED and the case is REMANDED to the Commissioner for a new hearing pursuant to the fourth sentence of 42 USC § 405(g). The Clerk's Office is hereby directed to enter Judgment in favor of the Plaintiff and against the Defendant. This matter is now terminated.